Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
Sakae/Sarmatian belt buckle showing a warrior sleeping under a tree
Larger images of both Sakae/Sarmatian belt buckles showing a warrior sleeping under a tree, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Illustration 28, p36 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
28 B-Shaped belt buckle: man asleep beneath a tree with horses and two people. One of a pair. Gold. Sarmatian, first century BC-first century AD.
Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
28 One half of a gold, B-shaped, Siberian belt buckle.
It shows a warrior sleeping under a tree with his head resting on a woman's lap; his gorytus hangs from the tree and an attendant holds the couple's horses.
Compare the woman's dress to that worn by the Great Goddess (Ill. 30).
First century BC-first Century AD
Siberian gold and bronze belt buckles & plaques, an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice